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Don’t Buy Titanium or Tungsten Wedding Bands

By Calla Gold | September 20, 2019 | 559 Comments

I’m not going to win any popularity contests in my industry as a wedding ring designing jeweler saying this, but I say: “Don’t buy titanium or tungsten wedding bands.” This topic has received more comments than any other I have written on. Check out the comments. I have updated this post, check it out and…

|Gold plated pin before and after gold plating|(license)

How to Care for Your Gold Plated Jewelry

By Calla Gold | September 14, 2019 | 98 Comments

Platinum, silver, and both 14k and 18k gold are not indestructible. Plated jewelry finishes are even more fragile because of the tiny layer of gold over the base metal. In my thirty six years as a Santa Barbara Jeweler I’ve found that all jewelry is vulnerable to the hard knocks of the physical universe. Rings…

Ear lobe droop

Ear Lobe Droop; Are Your Earrings Pointing toward the Pavement?

By Calla Gold | August 17, 2019 | 42 Comments

  Solving jewelry problems and helping my clients get back into their earrings is a favorite activity of mine. Do some of your earrings end up pointing toward the pavement? Ear lobe droop is a real thing. In this post I’ll share various solutions with their pros and cons. Related Posts My Small Diamond is…

Broken Channel on diamond ring with lost round diamond

Wedding Ring Buyer Beware, Seven Steps to Take to Avoid Disaster

By Calla Gold | August 3, 2019 | 12 Comments

  As beautiful as a delicate and thin ring is, it may end up breaking your heart. With more maintenance than a more sturdily built ring, the kinds of problems that crop up with a poorly made ring are many. Related Posts Rose Gold, the Blushing Gold, For Your Engagement … My Small Diamond is…

Flexible Rings, Shaking Hands and Public Speaking

By Calla Gold | July 27, 2019 | 12 Comments

Ouch, my ring just bit me when you shook my hand! Have you ever met someone new, had your hand shaken and experienced a jolt of pain as your ring dug into your surrounding fingers? That happened to me when I was a speaker at a Las Vegas Jewelry Convention. I ended up shaking about…

Jewelers tattoos

Jewelers and Their Tattoos – Celebrating Why We Love Our Work

By Calla Gold | July 20, 2019 | 2 Comments

I have 24 new tattoos as I update this post. Well not me personally. I have more jewelers tattoos. So dive in to the inky love of jewelry, jewels and tools. And see a LOT of tattoos. Jewelers are pretty expressive and artistic people. Some are also a bit spiky socially and say some salty…

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